Word of Mouth - June 2021

June 2021

Announcements


Free Translation and Interpretation of Your COVID Materials!

The PA Department of Health released a grant to Global Wordsmiths through Healthcare Improvement Foundation to provide free language assistance for communications related to Covid-19 and Covid-19 vaccination. Contact mjm@globalwordsmiths.com to request translation and interpretation. No restrictions, and anyone can participate! Deadline to request is June 11th, 2021. Welcome to our Language Access Project Interns and Partner Organizations! The Summer 2021 Language Access Project program starts today! Our Interns will complete volunteer translation and interpretation in Spanish, Swahili, Vietnamese, French, Uzbek, Arabic, Korean, Mandarin, Japanese, Russian, and Kirundi this summer to help the following Partners communicate with students, families and caregivers about the return to school in the fall: Alliance for Refugee Youth Support and Education (ARYSE) Baldwin Whitehall School District Duquesne City School District Mars Area School District Montour School District Moon Area School District Open Field Pittsburgh Public Schools South Fayette Township School District Fort Cherry School District We are proud to finance this program through the profits earned from our business activities. The Language Access Project has provided 7,000+ hours of free language services to area nonprofits since 2018. We are moving on August 1, 2021 We are moving to 6587 Hamilton Avenue #1W, Pittsburgh PA 15206. We’ll be right across the hall from our friends at Hello Neighbor! We will miss our beloved home and friends at Ascender so much and we are so very grateful for our time here. Please make a note that this change is coming, and we will make sure to also remind you! With love, Mary Jayne

Image Design by Stephanie Tsong for We Are the Global Majority


Culture


Tower Of Babble: Nonnative Speakers Navigate The World Of 'Good' And 'Bad' English


68 VOCES - 68 CORAZONES is an incredibly beautiful series of Mexican folk tales animated in their respective indigenous languages.

News


For Many Immigrants (in Pittsburgh), Language Access Is A Major Barrier To COVID Vaccination


The House Financial Services has passed The Improving Language Access in Mortgage Servicing Act (H.R. 3009).

Resources


Selected reading about nonbinary language, pronouns and gender-responsive translation by Ártemis López.


Tilde Launches its MT Platform for Translators and Companies

Events


Asian American Experiences in the Workplace: A Panel Discussion (co-hosted by Vibrant Pittsburgh and the Asian American Leadership Forum) Run for ARYSE to help raise funds for Pittsburgh’s refugee youth Contact: jenna@arysepgh.org PGH Photo Fair 2021 Speaker Series: David Kronn with Tristan Lund Resettlement Strategies: Learning from National Examples & Local Actors QBurgh Guide to Pride 2021 WE ARE THE GLOBAL MAJORITY decolonizing SPACE Understanding and Screening for Statelessness Fiesta del Sol (Register or Donate to Casa San José!) 2021 Refugee Pride and Pride Along the Border: A Digital Brunch World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh Emerging Global Leaders Conference kathleen@worldpittsburgh.org to register Hello Neighbor State of the Neighborhood 2021 Building Local Resilience for Resettlement Infrastructure 2021 World Refugee Day Pittsburgh! Three Rivers Arts Festival Tango Negro, The African Roots of Tango Bassel and the Supernaturals Alba Flamenca Geña y Peña SPAN Parent Advocacy Network Webinar: Resources to Access Healthcare as an Undocumented Immigrant Vanessa Germain’s “Reckoning: Grief and Light” at The Frick. 2021 Pennsylvania Health Literacy Coalition Webinar Series! 2021 Pennsylvania Immigrant & Refugee Rights Convening Italian Summer Camp! LA PREMIERE MARCHE Film Screening Presented by ReelQ Welcoming Pittsburgh Community Mixer (virtual)


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